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Friday Headlines: At home he’s a tourist.

In one of its first actions, the new House passed a bill to reopen the government—without funding the wall. Although the Senate passed a similar bill last month, McConnell says he won’t bring the new bill to a vote.

Senate Republicans up for reelection are calling for an end to the shutdown, even if it means not funding the wall.

Throughout my career in public service, the residents I have had the privilege of fighting for have embraced who I am. Rashida Tlaib explains why she wore a traditional Palestinian thobe for her Congressional swearing-in ceremony.

Employers in the US added 312,000 jobs in December, higher than anticipated by analysts, whose median forecast was 177,000 new jobs.

See also: Companies are eroding their employees’ health, and nap rooms aren't the answer.

“Think of money and credit as being the fuel that changes demand.” A hedge fund billionaire on where the market's going next.

Images from China’s historic landing on the far side of the moon.

A new law enacted by the Trump administration requires hospitals to post their list prices online. While the transparency is good, in practice it’s a mess of catalogs containing medical codes indecipherable to many patients.

Los Angeles is suing the company that operates the Weather Channel app, alleging it secretly stored and sold users’ location data.

To keep activists under control, China sends them on vacation, otherwise known as bei lüyou, “to be touristed.”

China’s official 75 tips for spotting extremist Muslims include anyone who doesn't drink alcohol, anyone buying boxing gloves.

If you learned that there have been no nuclear attacks since 1945, you’d be shocked. If you saw the level of wealth in New York and San Francisco, you’d be shocked. If you compared it to the poverty of Detroit, you’d be shocked. If you fell asleep in 1945 and woke up in 2019, the world would have changed in unpredictable ways.

Publisher's Weekly has acquired online literary stalwart The Millions.

Asparagus good. Blooming Onions bad. Ranking vegetables by how healthy they are.

A roundup of vintage ski pictures by photographer Slim Aarons.

What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned? is a question I often get. I always answer, “That people are fundamentally good around the world.” The New York Times’s “52 Places Traveler” recounts a year lived on the road.